Vacation to Daytona Beach, Florida
Travel to Daytona Beach to experience one of the nation’s best beaches. Year round sunshine, warm temperatures and loads of fun activities await you.
Daytona International Speedway
A visit to Daytona Beach would not be complete without a stop at the home of the famous stock car races, Daytona 500, Pepsi 400 and the Winston Cup. You can take a tour of this 480 acre facility, learn all about the history of car racing and check out the impressive track.
Daytona Beach’s 23 mile stretch of wide sandy beach is its most popular attraction. Regarded as one of the best in the country, many tourists come to this area to visit the beach. Here, you can sunbathe on the sand, collect sea shells, build sand castles and enjoy a wide variety of water sports such as swimming, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing and air boat riding.
Visitors to Daytona Beach will find an abundance of day tours available from deep sea fishing to scenic riverboat excursions where you can see Florida wildlife such as birds and alligators. Many of these tours can be arranged at your hotel and offer good deals for you to enjoy the best of Daytona Beach.
Marine Science Center
You and your children will enjoy an afternoon spent in this wonderful center that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife and ocean life. See birds like owls, pelicans and bald eagles. Check out the turtle hospital. Feed and pet sting rays. Children can learn about local wildlife through various fun, interactive activities.
Ponce Inlet and Lighthouse Point Park
Ponce Inlet is a favored little gem of the Daytona Beach area. Besides basking in its beauty, you can enjoy great fishing spots and nature trails here. Nearby Ponce Inlet is the peaceful respite of the Lighthouse Point Park. In this quiet, scenic park, you can enjoy fishing, bird watching and picnicking. See turtles and fiddler crabs. Walk the boardwalk. Best of all, take a tour of the lighthouse and see beautiful views of the Ponce Inlet.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
If you love chocolate, this is the attraction for you! The whole family will enjoy a tour of this chocolate factory and be rewarded with free, delicious samples.
Museum of Arts and Sciences
A must do in Daytona Beach is a visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Situated over a 90 acre nature preserve, this enormous facility houses more than 30,000 art objects. You can admire some of the largest collections of American, Cuban and Chinese art here. Additionally, this museum features exhibits about Coca-Cola, auto racing, railways, jewelry and more. You can also opt to see captivating shows in the planetarium.
For a fabulous shopping experience in Daytona Beach, you have to check out the Ocean Walk Village. Not only does this four-story complex feature a wide selection of shops, it also boasts a theater and water park! If your visit is during a Sunday, don’t miss out on the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market where you are sure to find a bargain. This market is huge and sells everything under the sun.
You can start planning your Daytona Beach vacation today by checking out the hotel deals below and securing a reservation.